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Bonner addresses COVID cases, xenophobia at second SGB meeting

Student Government Board met Tuesday night via Zoom.

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

September 2, 2020

Kenyon Bonner, the vice provost and dean of students, addressed Pitt students and faculty at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting, asking community members to come together and take care of each other during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

SGB to vote on modified governing code Tuesday

By Nathan Fitchett, Staff Writer

August 30, 2020

SGB unveiled Board Bill 2021-1 at its weekly meeting last Tuesday, seeking to update the governing code’s more outdated policies. Ben King, board member and chief of finance, authored the bill with co-authorship from President Eric Macadangdang and Aboli Kesbhat, allocations committee chair. The bill is posted online for public comment until SGB votes Tuesday.

SGB announces approval of new allocations chair Aboli Kesbhat

Aboli Kesbhat will serve as SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Student Government Board President Zechariah Brown kicked off the Tuesday night public meeting by announcing the newly appointed SGB allocations committee chair for the 2020-21 academic year, Aboli Kesbhat.

Tanjaya talks food insecurity at allocations-heavy meeting

SGB President Maggie Kennedy discusses allocations at Tuesday night’s meeting.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

The board spent more than an hour deliberating allocations at its Tuesday meeting, and voted to amend five of the allocations committee’s recommendations after hearing from student leaders.

Rocky Horror Picture Show suddenly cancelled, organizers blame SGB

Then-senior Delena Obermaier played the role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter at Pitt’s production of

By Sarah Connor and Christian Snyder

October 9, 2018

Organizers cited budget issues and blamed SGB for cutting funding and eliminating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community – President Maggie Kennedy responded to the criticism in an interview.

SGB reflects, looks ahead

Under President Max Kneis, SGB has covered major issues from medical amnesty to offering alternatives to the rising costs of textbooks. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

As Student Government Board’s incoming president last year, Max Kneis said he wanted to improve collaboration and engagement with SGB. Now as outgoing president one year later, Kneis said the number of applications for SGB positions shows how he’s achieved this. “I think we continue to have more students...

Provost to consider SGB textbook plan

Board member Alex Spenceley listens to chair reports during SGB’s public meeting Tuesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

After passing a resolution to help lower textbook costs, Student Government Board President Max Kneis announced Tuesday that Pitt is forming a committee to discuss implementing the ideas. SGB introduced a resolution last week calling on Pitt to expand the use of open education resources like PDF textboo...

SGB promises online NYT subscriptions, forms committees

Justin Horowitz speaks at the second last SGB meeting of the semester. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Nolan Roosa / Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

After promising changes to the Student Government Board governing code all year, SGB introduced four bills last night that would create new committees and provide students with online New York Times memberships. Two of the new bills will add a communications committee and the First Year Council i...

SGB town hall sees low turnout

Pitt senior and Student Government Board Vice President Rohit Anand speaks at a SGB meeting Tuesday night, March 28. Kyleen Considine | Staff Photographer

By Nolan Roosa / Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Student Government Board’s monthly town hall lasted only 15 minutes Tuesday night, a change from the typical hour-long meeting. Nordy’s Place was nearly empty while board members reminded the few attendees to apply for SGB committee positions for the upcoming year. SGB’s town-hall-style meetin...

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